October 30, 2018
Following another successful evaluation, all eight engineering bachelor’s programs in Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) have been awarded accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The programs include aerospace engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering. ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission accredits the College’s computer science bachelor’s program.
In their evaluation, ABET’s representatives stated that the College has a “strong assessment culture and comprehensive assessment processes, ensuring that graduating students attain the educational outcomes and are prepared for careers or graduate education.”
ABET accreditation is an important global standard in engineering and computing education. Graduating from an ABET-accredited program is often a requirement for working in technical disciplines. Graduation from an ABET-accredited program is necessary to obtain a license in most engineering professions in the U.S. It increases and enhances employment opportunities and also establishes students’ eligibility for many federal loans, grants, and scholarships.
All of ECS’s engineering programs have been ABET-accredited without interruption for many years, beginning in 1936 with the civil engineering program. This most recent reaccreditation extends to September 30, 2024.
The accreditation was awarded this past summer following a standard, six-year evaluation conducted during the 2017-2018 academic year which included a self-study report and a comprehensive general review. The assessment effort was completed by ECS program directors and department chairs, and coordinated by Professor Can Isik.
“Securing ABET accreditation for our engineering programs demonstrates the strength of our academics and faculty,” said Dean Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg. “This achievement once again confirms that our students are receiving a premier technical education at Syracuse University.”
For additional information on ABET accreditation in ECS, visit eng-cs.syr.edu/about/abet-accreditation.